Former Boca Juniors keeper Hugo Gatti has challenged Messi to play for Real Madrid!
The little Argentine is a club captain at Barcelona, the arch rivals of Real Madrid. Messi grew up in the Catalan ranks at La Masia and hence the absurdity of the comment is just off the roof!
“It seems as if I am anti-Argentine, but until Messi performs in the big games, he will continue to be a player of home games,” Gatti said on TV show ‘ El Chiringuito de Jugones ‘ about Messi.
“He has to have balls to go to Real Madrid and prove everything there like Cristiano [Ronaldo did]. Otherwise he will be just one more [player].
“Cristiano went to the best club in the world. Messi plays at home, on his pitch with everything [that comes with that in terms of home comforts].
“Let him perform in the Champions League and the World Cup, otherwise he will always be one more [player]. When he performs there, he will fight with [Johan] Cruyff, [Diego] Maradona and Pele.
“Messi performs when they let him perform. It’s very easy to perform with everything in your favour at home.”
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